Organizational Area: Academic Affairs: Academic Planning, Programs, and Coordination - California Digital Library
Location: Oakland, CA
Posting Salary: $90,000 - $100,000
Position Summary: The University of California Libraries and the California Digital Library (CDL) are at the center of a broad strategy to transition UC's multi-million dollar journal license expenditures to open access publishing through negotiated transformative agreements with scholarly publishers. The development and adoption of new open access publishing models requires CDL to expand its current capacity to include additional focus on strategic planning and workflow development, implementation and assessment. CDL is also committed to partnering with other North American academic institutions, offering expertise and direct support in an effort to accelerate the global transition to open access.
Reporting to the CDL Associate Executive Director / Director, Collection & Development Management, the Open Access Publisher Agreements Manager will work in the midst of this exciting and evolving space, supporting the open access publishing activities of the UC academic community, particularly as they relate to evolving transformative agreements with scholarly publishers. Leveraging deep familiarity with academic publishing, the successful candidate will develop new business workflows and mechanisms that implement and operationalize transformative publishing agreements between the University of California Libraries and multiple academic publishers. In this capacity, a priority of the position will be to provide support to UC authors and campus librarians in guiding author interactions and outreach activities across the campuses to ensure a positive author experience, and to coordinate CDL's responsiveness to their needs and concerns. The incumbent will also work directly with publishers in implementing cost-allocation and payment mechanisms and monitoring compliance with open access terms.
This position is a three-year contract appointment and includes the same generous employee benefits afforded UC career employees. Applicants from outside the Bay Area who wish to work remotely will be considered.
The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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In partnership with the CDL Open Access Collection Strategist and campus library partners, supports the open access publishing activities of the UC academic community as they relate to evolving transformative agreements with scholarly publishers. Collaborates with campus library partners to monitor trends and identify needs related to the implementation of open access publishing agreements. Actively develops positive and effective working relationships with publisher colleagues with the goal of successfully implementing transformative publishing agreements, including monitoring compliance with open access terms. Assesses the outcome and performance of individual publisher agreements and recommends workflow and business model adjustments as necessary.
Job Requirements Bachelor's degree in related area.
Knowledge of trends and issues in scholarly communication, online academic publishing trends and associated opportunities.
Demonstrated ability to understand technical issues at a conceptual level and effectively convey and explain to information to users.
Experience managing one or more large-scale projects from planning to implementation.
Understanding of project management principles and best practices.
Demonstrated ability to work well in teams and independently and to communicate effectively with vendors, faculty and staff at a variety of levels within the organization both orally and in written form.
Experience managing outreach efforts with a demonstrated ability to convey the value of a product or service to potential users and maintain engagement with established clients.
Excellent collaboration skills and commitment to providing high-quality services, as demonstrated by the ability to develop productive partnerships with stakeholders both inside and outside UC.
Deep familiarity with faculty publishing behaviors, their significance in the academic reward system and other settings; solid understanding of both open access and library publishing initiatives. Required
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